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good morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm michelle franzen. here ear some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." violence in the streets. it's been another night of anger in ferguson, missouri. boiling over into clashes with police. charges. molotov cocktail thrown. tear gas. even shots fired. we'll take you live to suburban st. louis in a moment. >> hundreds of campers, forced to evacuate a fast-moving brushfire ripping through steep terrain in the angeles national forest. burning 400 acres north of los angeles since yesterday. and just 5% contained. >> rescuers say demand from a 300-foot cave along the bluffs of the mississippi river in st. paul, minnesota. he texted his location to a frie'd just before his cell phone battery died.
the man suffered only minor injuries. >> and the steelers are betting the current bourbon boom will continue. they cranked up production and hope strong demand keeps going, leading to strong profit. if the wanes, a glut of bourbon is possible. those are our top stories on this monday, august 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning to you. great to have you with us. we begin this half-hour with a night of vif lense in the city of ferguson, missouri. >> that's after a peaceful church service by the parents of michael brown. protesters were clashing in the streets. they fired tear gas into the >> police are reporting at least one shooting overnight. ferguson with the latest. marci. >> reporter: yeah, devin, michelle. the officer in charge of securing the streets here says the violence started with that
shooting, but then escalated with hundreds of protesters, making their way here to the police command center. he says that those protesters threw multiple molotov cocktails at officers and he says they had no choice fwbut to have the strg response we saw here tonight. chaos erupting again in ferguson, missouri. police in armored vehicles launching tear gas and smoke canisters into the crowd following reports some one may have thrown a molotov cocktail at officers. >> there were shootings. looting vandalism. and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous but premeditated criminal acts. >> reporter: the drama unfolding hours before a second night of a mandatory curfew put in place by the governor. a so far failed attempt to calm the violence marring this community since michael brown was shot and killed by an officer last weekend. abc news has now confirmed
details of a q&iminary private autopsy ordered by brown's family. revealing that the 18-year-old was shot at least 6 times including twice in the head. two morq autopsies are still being done. we are told this report adds that it appears preliminarily that the shots were not fired at close range. police have maintained that officer darren wilson, shown in the facebook phoáo was in some kind of altercation with unarmed teen before he shot him. as the the investigation continues, protesters say they will be out on these streets every day. >> i know this is at least going to last until an arrest is made. that's the primary reason we are out here protesting. >> reporter: and police here also tell us that several shots were fired at officers although no officers were hurt. there are also reports of looting. we're told there were six or seven arrests. and several protesters were hurt. devin and michelle. >> marci you have been out there
last night when the tear gas started being fired earlier. give us an idea of what you saw. >> reporter: yep$, in the media staging area, standing alongside a big group of protesters. from where we were, things seemed calm. we deidn't see any one acting violently toward police. from our perspective it was without warning. we saw armored truck coming our way. before we could make it to our car, the tear gas and the smoke canisters, started being fired into the crowd. we were able to get out and get here to the police staging area. without any issue. but, we saw people, running for cover. and we know the situation continued to escalate from there. >> marci, we know that police just wrapped up a press conference. what are they saying about what they're going to do next to keep the peace? >> reporter: well they say they're holding a meeting to figure out operational thing thousands. what can change. some things that need to be improved. but captain ron johnson says that they have no plans right
now to call in the national >> all right, abc's marci gonzalez. live in ferguson, missouri this morning. thank you for joining us, marci. >> stay with abc news as we cover unpredictable developments from missouri. another update in our next half-hour. and later on "america this morning." >> new potential ebola threaten new mexico. a 30-year-old woman who returned earlier this month from sierraly -- sierra leon is hospitalized with ebola like symptoms. state and federal officials are running tests but they say the woman had no known exposure to the virus. >> now to another developing story this morning. the heaviest u.s. air st)ikes in iraq in years. the pentagon releasing new images. they show one of nearly 30 attacks t$at targeted the isis militants who control strategic mosul dam. kurdish forces say the strikes helped them take back part of the dam. it follows the earlier one that
helped thousand of refugees trapped on the mountain top. >> it has been an incredible week really for american air power, held down erbil, prevented fall of kurdistan, prevented humanitarian disaster on mt. sinjar. >> isis militants control a third of iraq territory. president obama warned that the u.s. mission there will not be a short one. >> in upstate new york, more charges expected against a couple accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing two amish girls. as investigators seize items from the suspect's home. we are learning there may be more other victims. >> reporter: potentially haunting news in the case of the amish missing girls later abandoned and found alive. a source close to the investigation now telling abc news, that the amish girls may not have been the first alleged victims. saying there could have been others in the past. >> do you have anything to say? >> startling news a day after steven howell's and nicole vacey
were locked up held without bond were locked up held without bond roadside stand, allegedly with the intent to inflict physical injury. >> the motive was to victimize, take the girl from their home and victimize the girls. >> reporter: sources say the pair gave lengthy, written recorded statements. when asked if they confessed the sheriff said. >> there have been details provided. the sheriff saying coercion tactics were used to lure the girls into the car. after allegedly being abducted for 24 hours the girls were set free. barefoot, cold and hungry. they knocked on this door. the husband and wife who helped the girls, speaking exclusively with abc news. >> we just returned the kids to their parents. that's where they wanted to be. >> i can't imagine the nightmare the parents went through. >> howells has not hired a private attorney. vacey's attorney has not commented. they have not entered any plea. the sheriff says he's glad
they're in the slammer calling them dangerous. >> we feel there was the definite potential there was going to be other victims from these two. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, canton, new york. >> investigators in northeastern arkansas say they have no idea why two freight trains ended up on the same track causing a deadly crash. the head-on collision killed two crew members and injured two others yesterday morning. the accident caused a huge fire and forced hundreds from their homes. >> in los angeles this morning, an airline stowaway who was ordered to spend nearly four months in prison released because of jail overcrowd offing. 62-year-old marilyn jean hartman served three days of her sentence for violating her probation, returning to l.a.x. arrested earlier this month for taking a south west airlines flight from san jose to l.a. without a ticket. hartman had been sentenced to two years probation. >> a new twils in the case of a houston social light whose three
story closet wpj burglarized. robbery caught on surveillance cameras. $1 million of goods being taken. now after sending some alleged items to a newspaper, a person claiming to be the thief says they're fake. that person claims to have requested half a million dollars to return the goods. and remain silent about them. that ransom has not been paid. >> all right. >> teenager in alabama will be back in school this morning after a dispute, dispute rather over her hair color. haley black was sent home because of administrator said her shade of red was too bright. and that it was a distraction. she has had the same color for the last three years. and it wasn't a problem before now. haley has already changed the color so she wouldn't miss any more school. here is a look at the nation's weather. a band of thunderstorms, stretching from the texas gulf all the way to the colorado rockies. southeast today from florida up into the ohio valley. more showers for the upper
midwest. >> temperaturewise, it is looking a lot more like august across the nation. triple digits in the southwest. 70s in new england and around the great lakes. now, some sports starting with serena williams. getting back to her winning ways. williams needed just over an hour yesterday to defeat an opponent, from serbia. winning a tournament in cincinnati. that she had never won before. it is the best she looked since the viral condition ended her wimbledon tournament last month. she'll begin defense of her u.s. opq' title a whack from today. steve ballmer, owner of the l.a. clippers introduced to fans during a rally at the team arena today. ballmer paid $2 billion for the team from donald and shelley sterling. the sale prompted by donald sterling's racist comments. >> one golf fanatic will not see tiger woods until next season.
>> he may feel closer to tiger. he says the sculpture made of j(p&ls he created. yeah, was meant to resemble woods' swing. it stand nearly 6 feet tall. weighs 100 pounds. >> kevin pingle used 600 golf balls. all he found. he started working on it last november. now becoming quite an attraction in his neighborhood. it is eye catching. >> very eye catching. that takes a lot of work. but that's also a lot of time on your hand. >> exactly. a lot of golf balls. probably the people like me have donated. into the woods. into the lakes. me scooped them out. >> found ape use for them. >> there you go. all the balls ending up at the bottom of the pond. basketball star outraged with his local police department. fighting word from a star nba athlete. >> also ahead, 80 teams hitting the beach. with shovels in hand, turning sands into sculptures at coney island. >> later, the ground breaking
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welcome back. a basketball star this morning launching a full court press against the way police handled the frightening incident at his ray allen says he can't understand why the whole thing is being treated as a silly prank. >> especially when his wife feared for the lives of their family when the intruders barged into the bedroom where their young kids were sleeping.
basketba&l superstar ray allen is crying foul at the coral gables police department and how they handled what he said was a serious crime committed against his family. we pray that no one else has to endure this kind of intrusion on their home or their family's safety. everyone deserves to feq& safe in their own homes. allen says thursday, a group of seven teenagers allegedly broke into his south florida home in the middle of the night while his wife and four chr&dren were sound asleep. in a statement to abc news, the two-time nba champion describes the incident. saying his wife shannon woke up to loud voices. only to find at least five people in their bedroom with >> she yelled out, what are you doing in my house? they immediately fled. after interviewing the young adults, authorities are calling it all a prank. saying the teenagers were all partying next door, thought allen's home was vacant wanted to see what it looked like. police haven't charged the six men and one woman with anything. because the the group entered the home through an unlocked door and didn't steal anything.
>> well apparently under florida law, unless the victim files a complaint, the police cp''t charge trespassing unless they witness it. >> reporter: allen and his family are blowing the whistle on the case. telling us the suggestion that anyone can unlawfully enter into an unoccupied bedroom in the middle of the night without consequences is unsettling. the couple say they intend to press charges. >> of course the police department is working with the couple that they plan to go in there, shannon actually plans to go in and press charges. they're going to be working with >> can't imagine being in my bedroom. having a gaggle of teenagers coming in like that. >> exactly. teenagers that police say were just curious about, you know, the pro-basketball's digs. >> ray allenon a mission this morning. we'll be following that. thank you coming up. orange is the new black. have you seen it? the hit netflix series, considered web tv's defining
♪ you've got time orange is newt black, one of tv's biggest shows and not even technically on tv. one of netflix series breakout stars, laverne cox, a woman born male, became the first transgendered nom nechlt. >> though she didn't win this weekend she is shining a spotlight on transgender rights. here's byron pitts. >> you've got the wrong gir&. >> reporter: one of the stars of the netflix's hit show, orange
is the new black. laverne cox. >> so many transgender folks see themselves. >> reporter: coxrj role one of a growing number reflective of the transjernd community coming of age in mainstream america. on broadway, neil patrick harris winning a tony for his performance as headwig and thq angry inch. online, face book users able to choose between 56 options for gender identities. in fashion, barney's department store featu)ing an ad campaign with transgender models. all a far cry from cox's childhood as a young boy in alabama. >> i was bullied. and internalized a lot of shame about who i was as a child. >> bullied because? >> bullied because of my gender expression. bullied because i didn't act the way some one assigned male at birth was supposed to act. there was a cultural environment where transgender people are told we're a mistake. >> reporter: there are estimated 1 million transgender men and
women in america. maep teenagers like isaac barnett and 17-year-old michael galvin. i wasn't a girl except physically. anymore. >> i saw for so many -- i suffered for so many years, because people said it was just a phase. i would grow out of it. see myself. >> reporter: high scho classmates in kansas city, isaac and michael were born girls and came out to the world as transgender in a youtube video. awe t >> it used to be thought that one in 40,000 people had gender disfor yeah, now surveys are suggesting maybe as high as one in 250. >> reporter: gender dysphoria, for those feeling a disconnect between assigned and perceived gender. despite research and growing numbers there is push back. california's controversial law,
ab-1226 allows transgender children in public school to use facilities and participate in activities based on gender identity. opponents call it the co-ed bathroom bill. >> we want to protect all children. and the 99% that have their privacy invaded. >> reporter: according to the latest polling. 89% of americans agree, transgq'der people deserve the same legal rights and proáection. even defense secretary chuck hagel weighed into the ever-shifting walte ining water. >> every gooi qualified american. >> laverne cox her success on television has given voice to many who once felt voiceless. >> having your story told, v validates your experience. i'm not alone anymore. maybe i will be okay. >> reporter: byron pitts, abc news, kansas city. >> laverne cox lost to her co-star, plays "crazy eyes" if
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island. attracting the attention of on sandemonium. i join the 80 teams bombarding the beach. buckets in hand, tools in tow. using sand to build a new york skyline, a cliffside manor, and what should we name him? want to go with bob. bob is good. do bob. with the boardwalk bustling and time dwindling. i knew it was foom time to get hand dirty. within minutes i was recruited might name is sarah. you can just cp&l me teammate. did you see it? yes, i did. while the sculptors are raising structures, the community is raising awareness about the aftermath of hurricane sandy. even participants still dealing with the hurricane nearly two years later. >> it's ben extremely difficult. >> dollars are dwindling. this year freeing to raise dollars to help people rebuild. >> reporter: so whether you see a simple mound, a slithering
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this morning on "world news now" -- on edge. tear gas and gunshots overnight in ferguson, missouri. more than a week after teenager new information about the victim and the officer who opened fire. >> defensive governor. rick perry of texas, accused of abuse of power. >> if i had to do it again i would make it exactly the same decision. >> the scandal involving a potential presidential candidate. and the controversial district attorney in the middle of it all. >> and hometown crowd. the closely watched little leaguers from chicago's south side battling for the title. why they're winners no matter what. it is monday, august 18th. >> anno]7cer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
good morning. i am michelle franzen. >> i'm devin dwyer. great to have you with us. a lot going on this morning. incredible pictures coming in right now out of ferguson, missouri. yet another night there. >> exactly right. very busy night. we begin this half-hour with a night of violence. >> after a peaceful church service hosted by parents of michael brown. protesters out in the streets again. clashing with police there who fired tear gas into the crowds after reportedly being attacked with molotov cocktails. >> police are reporting at least one shooting. abc's marci gonzalez live in ferguson with the latest. marci? >> reporter: devin, michelle, the curfew in effect here. we are hearing reports of gunfire and possible looting. some of those clashes between demonstrators and police, we witnessed firsthand earlier tonight. more chaos on the streets of
ferguson. officers firing smoke canisters. protesters reporting being hit with tear gas. as a convoy of police and armored trucks rolled through, sending peo(le running for cover. this following reports someone may have thrown a molotov cocktail at police. the situation spiraling out of cj effect for a second night. the ongoing outrage in this community, sparked by the shooting death of an unarmed week. during a raly, the captain in charge of keeping the peace shared his sympathy with michael brown's parents. >> i wear this uniform. and i stand up here and say that i'm sorry. >> reporter: the officer who killed brown, darren wilson, shown in this facebook photo is still in hiding as the investigation continues. with protesters saying they won't back down on their demands. >> i know this is going to at least until an arrest is made. that's the primary reason why we
are out here protesting. >> reporter: here at the police command center officers are still standing by with riot geac that is still developing. devin, michelle. >> marci glad you are staying safe tonight. one of three autopsy reports just released. what are we learning tonight? >> abc news is learning details about a (reliminary private awe temperature see thawe -- autopsy ordered by michael brown's family. it shows that michael brown was shot six times. at least six times. inclu"ing twice in the head. the report also shows that preliminarily it has been found that brown was not shot at close range. and you mention there are still two other autopsies to be done. one by the state. one by the justice department. the justice department saying they're doing the third autopsy. at the request of brown's
family. because of the extraordinary circumstances of this case. devin, michelle. >> abc's marci gonzalez, live for us in ferguson, missouri. thank you. stay with abc news as we cover the unpredictable developments from missouri. we'll have an update in our next half-hour and later in "america this morning." flee a fpáu moving brushfire in the southern california mountains. flames erupted yesterday afternoon in the angeles national forest and blazed through 400 acres. fire crews there racing against low humidity and steep, rugged terrain. the fire is only 5% contained. >> state, federal health investigators p)e responding to a potential new ebola threat in new mexico. a 30-year-old woman who returned earlier this month from sierra leon is hospiáalized in stable condition at university of new mexico hospital with ebola-like symptoms. doctors tar running tests. they say the woman had no known expoáu)e to the virus.
>> american war planes have been pummeling isis militants in iraq focusing on units containing a mosul dam. the pentagon released images of an air strike. one of 30 in two days. the strikes seem to be working. local kurdish forces have taken back part of the dam. some say the strike goes beyond the aim of protecting american interests there. supporters urging aggressive campaign. >> we need to crush isis. i understand the american people are war weary. in five, ten years we don't want to look back and say, that we missed all of the signs. >> president obama maintains that the u.s. mission in iraq will take a while. but it will not include troops on the ground. iraq one of the issues that brought the president back to washington. he is interrupting his vacation on martha's vineyard for two days of meeting. daughter malia traveled wit$ him. the president back at the white house meets with his national security staff on iraq. and attorney general eric holder
>> texas governor rick perry, potential candidate to be the next ten anlt in the white house is fighting back against criminal charges. meanwhile the district attorney, he tried to oust is coming into clearer focus. along with some compromising here's abc's jeff zeleny. >> reporter: governor rick perry is not backing down. >> if i had to do it again i would make exactly the same decision. >> reporter: at the center of his indictment, rosemary lendberg, the district attorney in austin. he cut funding to her office and is acued of trying to force her out. he said he had good reason to diet. her drunken driving arrest last year. we're learning more about what perry says is blij rent conduct. >> watch here as the top prosecutor fails a so pbriety test. in jail, she is even more combative. >> do you know what you are doing? >> yes, ma'am.
>> we have asked you plenty of time to stop kicking the door. >> the governor called her behavior unacceptable. >> stopped #or dwi, blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit. >> she pleaded dpilty. served 45 days and is seeking treatment. >> i made a huge mistake. i spent a lot of time trying to make amends for that. >> she issen office. the grand jury said the governor abused his authority. he faces his own arraignment this week. jeff zeleny, abc news, washington. >> northern new york cup al cuesed of kidnapping and sexually abusing two amish girls would face charges as early as the today. investigators hp+e seized computer hard drives and pe fen shall evidence from the home of stephen howells and nicole raisey, the girls, were released 24 hours after they were abducted from their roadside farm stand. >> the motive was to victimize, take the girls from their home and victimize these girls.
>> a police source says the victims in the past. the client was in an abusive, submissive relationship with howells. >> trying to determine the cause two freight trains slammed r'to each other head on yesterday. killing two crew members and injuring two others. injuring two others. extinguish. and hundreds of people in the surrounding area had to evacuate. tragedy also struck in massachusetts yesterday. a skydiver killed during a jump. 37-year-old daniel perline. was an experienced driver. investigators have been checking the plane, and equipment to see if anything may have mal#unctioned. she lived in boston and was engaged to be married. >> airline stowaway sentenced to four months in prison released after serving three days because of overcrowding. 62-year-old, marilyn jean
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♪ i want to ride my bicycle for frz i want to ride my bike ♪ >> with so many americans prices and exercise, it's no surprise there is a nationwide boom in commuting to work by bicycle. >> that's right. with more bikes on the street, the number of bike thefts is on the rise. up 60%. in fact, your iceable i as likely to get stolen as your car. abc's neal kar&insky with more. >> reporter: shameless thefz captured on camera again and again. watch this guy clip a look and walk off with this bike in broad day light. it's something that san francisco polr(q who have taken us out on parole say has become routine. in 2012 it was estimated one every three hours.
>> one every three hours. >> reporter: estimated $50 million black market in stolen bikes often stolen by same e fenders on craigs list and flea markets. >> i have arrested almost everyone here and there is a lot more. >> reporter: officer matt friedman, turned catching bike thieves into a sort of sport. posting mug shots on social media like trophies and baiting them. >> reporter: part of a fleet of so-called big bikes, wired with gps trackers and left around town by police. for thieves to steal and get caught. the officer showed us. we'll run a little experiment. take it. and see if they can find it. >> reporter: an app on his phone and second receiver. hone in on the bait bike. i hid it blocks away.
it doesn't take long. you zeroed right in on it. he recommend small u locks, take a lot longer to cut through. real deterrent. his biggest trick to keep the crooks question, is it an easy target or a bait bike. francisco. >> huh. smart advice there. lock the wheel with the, with the bike, to the, to something that is fixed. obviously. don't use the chain, you know. >> dent use the long chain ones. easily clip there. stra very good program in san francisco. looks like it hopefully will be working. >> and, a bow tie when i ride a bike. red is my favorite color. not sure about the pose. >> nice bike. do you carry a lock with you? >> i do. sling it over my shoulders. one of the giant ones people wear here in new york city. >> coming up utz take you to
the ball game. the team from the south side of c$icago. and their die hard fan base. see how they fared and why the-q getting so much attention. >> ahead in the next half-hour. our own bice bucket challenge. sweeping the nation. seen it on social media. for a great cause. will you join us for the big chill. you're watching "world news now."
look at me i can be center field ♪ >> little league world seriesen full swing. the team we told you about, the most fans, the group of boys from chicago's south side. of course an area that face sewed much violence lately. >> with their team's success on and off the field, their windy city neighborhood is full of hope. here's abc's linzie janis with the latest. >> reporter: the tiny heroes from the south side of chicago, stepped out onto their field of dreams. the jackie robinson west team stacked up against nevadarj mountain ridge team in their second game of the little league world series. these 13 boys, making it here against the odds. and making history as the first chicago team to get here in 31 years. >> it means a lot to represent our city the we know they're supporting us back home. >> reporter: an entire city bursting with pride and marveling at their impossible journey. >> they're making an example.
they're setting goal. they're reaching them. >> reporter: hundreds of fans turning up again at watch parties across chicagoland. stores ordering t-shirts by the hundreds. these talented youngsters struggling against the sheer size and power of their las vegas rivals. losing by a 11 runs. >> this one is driven off to center field. >> reporter: don't count these 11, 12, 13 years olds out yet. with one win and one loss they still have a shot at the title. >> like a dream come true. >> reporter: linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> you know what i see with these guys? they're, whether they're winning or losing, they are having fun. >> they are. they are. they're having so mu(r fun. great smiles. great faces. great players. such a feel-good story. they're struggling. a little bit on the ropes in the tourname tournament. lost 13-2. one loss from being eliminated. they play later tonight. million unday night.
>> wrel come back. time for "the mix" monday. an inspirational story. a weight lifti woman from texas. 25 years old. says she couldn't lift 200 pound with both hands until an accident hap(ened. now she can lift it with one arm. take a look. there she is. this is, crystal cant tuchlt, in a really bad car accident. lost her right arm. ha" to be amputated. she has not only recovered from the accident. but she is defying the odds and proving to herself she could do something she couldn't do before with two arms, two hands. incredible. >> she is not going to stop there. she hopes to compete, games. on to another adorable story. let's talk about a mother and a daughter who everyone has their
own version of the frozen songs. they've got theirs. lip-syncing to the disney animated film. this one. they're just adorable. you have to see this. to believe it. ♪ it's crazy >>. ♪ sandwiches >> i never met some one who thinks so much like me ♪ ♪ jinx, jinx again >> meet teaghan and her mom, marci. her mom posted it on facebook after seeing negative stuff. just wanted to put out positive. ended up posting it on youtube. it went viral. more than 800,000 people have viewed this so far. >> she is making us smile this >> she is making us smile this if they do a rendition on broadway. tap her for a position in there. well, speaking of entertainment. if you simply cannot wait for your delivery pizza to come watching a movie. how about stopping by a pizza vending machine. only one of these, the pizza
sgch geo, sydney australia. take threes minutes for the machine to pop out a blazing hot, stone oven-esque, pizza. only two flavors. there is a, hot salami, margarita, $12. $40,000 machine. we're told those are very good. >> doesn't look too bad. as bad as what i expected coming out of there. i can see that on college campuses. >> good idea. >> someday. we started inspirational note. end on one too. a pennsylvania woman who was down and out on her luck, single mom, she is now helping out and paying it forward. she was given a boost up by a couple that she had met, given a ride, and now she wants to pay it forward and give others the opportunity, giving them, furniture and putting them in touch with the people that helped her. >> giving back some of the excess donation that she got into her, starting a facebook club to give them out. i think more proof some of the neediest people are all way the most generous. >> wonderful. and you are watching "world news
>> this morning on "world news now," chaos in missouri. tear gas and shots fired in a st. louis suburb filled with unrest. what's happening overnight when the town of ferguson is supposed to be under curfew. >> military action. american airplanes step up air strikes. against militants in iraq. the latest u.s. action and ally now joining in the fight. >> explosive situation, sophisticated fuel thieves trying to steal gas from filling stations. how this type of crime puts so many people in danger. >> later in "the skinny," las vegas act. will smith's unforgettable and viral performance that brings memories of "fresh prince of bel air."
it's monday, august 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm michelle franzen. we join you on this busy monday and active overnight. >> incredible pictures coming in right now from ferguson, missouri. that is where we begin. it has been where we begin. another night of unrest there. >> what started out as peaceful protests boiled over into a night of molotov cocktails, tear gas, even gunshots. abc's jim ryan is on the scene in ferguson this morning with >> don't shoot! hands up! don't shoot! hands up! >> reporter: on the eighth day of demonstrations related to the police killing of 18-year-old michael brown and second night of a curfew imposed by the governor, the trouble began before the midnight deadline for clearing the street. someone reportedly threw a molotov cocktail at police. s.w.a.t. teams responded, firing tear gas and smoke grenade into protestors who gathered earlier in the day. a volley of tear gas followed as riot police on foot and armored
vehicles moved down florissant avenue, toward the burned out convenience store, the epicenter of demonstrations for more than a week. some rioters placed landscaping blocks across florissant to prevent police vehicles from getting through. there were reports of gunfire, amid the confusion. and word of at least two injuries. after about an hour police appeared to have regained the upper hand as demonstrators moved out of the area. the scene was similar to the one that unfolded after midnight sunday morning. when police used tear gas on protestors after one demonstrator had been shot by another. seven people were arrested on the first night of the curfew. jim ryan, abc news, suburban st. louis. >> a preliminary autopsy released overnight found that michael brown was shot at least six times. abc news has confirmed that the results of the private autopsy conducted for the family, found that the 18-year-old was shot four times in the arm and twice in the head. forensic pathologist flown in from new york says all bullets were fired into brown's front. but he stresses his findings neither assign blame nor justify the shooting.km
>> we are also finding out new details this morning abut the police officer who fired the shots. 28-year-old officer darren wilson, a six-year veteran of the police force, was just commended in february for extraordinary effort in the line of duty. >> he was a gentleman. a quiet officer. and he was, he was, he is, has been an excellent officer for the police department. it's devastating. absolutely devastating. he never intended for any of this to happen. >> witnesses however paint a different picture of wilson. saying he yelled and cursed at brown. and his friend. for walking in the middle of the street. then started firing shots even after he put up his hands and begged for his life. officer wilson has now gone into hiding. >> our team on the ground there in ferguson reporting overnight that the protests which have now continued have gone on for over a week now. will likely continue until this, police officer is a dressed.
until he is charged. prosecutors telling us it could be weeks before they decide whether charges will be filed. we turn now to another developing story. a fierce new round of u.s. air strikes against isis militants in iraq. newt campaign focused on one strategic target. kurdish forces on the ground there claim the american fire power has helped them take back some ground. abc's terry moran reports from iraq. >> reporter: the heaviest u.s. air strikes in iraq in years, combination of fighters, drones and for the first time american bombers, targeting isis vehicles in positions near the crucial mosul dam, supporting kurdish soldiers pushing forward on the ground. [ gunfire ] this after thousands of minority yazidi and christian iraqis fleeing isis atrocities made it to safety this week, down a route that u.s. air strikes helped to clear. >> it's been an incredible week for american fire power, held erbil, prevented fall of kurdistan, and
prevented hume disaster up on mt. sinjar. >> reporter: now the mission is more than humanitarian relief, battling isis for control of the dam, if breached could send a catastrophic flood across iraq. the british prime minister david cameron issued a call back to arms in iraq, declaring a "humanitarian response is not enough. we need a firm security response. military action to go after the terrorists." on "this week" iraq war veteran and republican congressman, adam kinzinger said the u.s. must have the same conversation. >> we need to crush isis. the american people are war weary. in five, ten years we don't want to look back and say we missed all the signs. >> reporter: what would a broader military campaign look like? nobody is talking about boots on the ground here in iraq. no one believes the threat posed by isis to this country, the region and to the world can be defeated any time soon. terry moran, abc news, erbil, iraq. >> thanks to terry for that. president obama will meet today with his national security staff
for an update on iraq. he is interrupting his vacation for two days of meetings back at the white house. this daughter malia returned with him last night after that iraq meeting to day. the president will meet with attorney general holder on the trouble in ferguson. >> a young man from the twin cities is alive this morning after being rescued from a 300-foot cave. that cave is along the bluffs of the mississippi river in saint paul. he was exploring it early yesterday when he became trapped. at that point just before his phone went dead he texted a friend with basic information about where he was. >> he is lucky we found him when we did. he could have been overcome by carbon monoxide. >> carbon monoxide poisoning killed three teenagers in the same area a decade ago. the man who was rescued yesterday was treated for minor injuries. >> a forest fire, driven hundred of people from a campground and recreational area in the southern california mountains.
the fast-moving fire tore across 400 acres of the forest after breaking out yesterday afternoon. it is burning in steep, dry terrain. it forced a highway to shut down. 200 fire fighters are there. it is just 5% contained this morning. >> now here is a look at the nation's weather today. heavy rain will cover much of the southeast. from the lower mississippi valley up into the ohio valley. more showers for the upper midwest. a band of thunderstorms, stretches from the texas gulf coast, up into the colorado rockies. >> most of the nation will see warmer temperatures today. mostly 80s and 90s. triple digits in the southwest. but 70s in new england. and around the great lakes. and maybe it is no surprise that they had perfect conditions over the weekend for the annual anything that floats race in the florida keys. >> as the title of this event indicates, the amateur boat builders who enter the race could use whatever they wanted including -- ha-ha -- that guy there with the mustache to help keep them afloat. >> the only items that could not be used were motors, inflatable rafts, foam, pool toys. darn.
no matter who crossed the finish line first, as the event website says, everyone that enters and competes is a winner. >> huh. my favorite was the -- that one there. i think the volleyball floater. taking a page from -- >> pedal power. there. >> another one. used saran wrap, wrapped around a whole bunch of floatable bottles. >> wonder how that worked out for them. >> don't know. looks like fun down in the keys. all right, coming of in "the skinny" -- what happens in las vegas doesn't necessarily stay there. viral video of will smith proving just that. >> later our own ice bucket challenge. devin challenged me. i followed up. more chilly challenges on the way. are you next? you are watching "world news now." ♪ ice ice baby
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welcome back. typically the only jaw dropping experience at a gas station is from the prices. but from explosions? check out this video from a gas station yesterday in los angeles. series of explosions caused by alleged gas theft gone terribly wrong. >> it turns out this is not an isolated problem. gas thieves are now going to extraordinary lengths to steal fuel. abc's neal karlinsky shows us the dangers.
>> reporter: it is no small miracle that no one was hurt when the explosion at the miami gas station ripped apart a black minivan in the middle of a busy afternoon. >> i thought it was like a generator. or maybe a thunder or something. it sounded so different you couldn't really tell what it was. >> reporter: look closely as surveillance camera across the street shows the blast as it happened. flames quickly spreading. >> couple minutes later, we looked out the window of the kitchen and, bang, there was smoke in here. >> this was no random accident. caused by a sophisticated gas thief with a 150 gallon pumping system hidden in the minivan. the suspect and others like him aren't going after the gas pumps but something you hardly ever noticed. the lids to the underground storage tanks. thieves park over the underground tanks. with a hidden trap door they drop a line down and pump up the gas storing in their own tanks
hidden inside. in los angeles, two recent cases including this horse trailer captured by a surveillance camera. police say it is outfitted with a sophisticated pumping system and trap door. but no horses. thieves steal an estimated $89 million a year in gas. either by driving off without paying, or siphoning. in miami, police arrested a suspect in miami injured but lucky to be alive. in california, a suspect burned to death when dangerous fumes ignited while trying to pull off the very same heist. neal karlinsky, abc news, los angeles. >> very elaborate ways to get gas. you know the old-fashioned way they used to siphon it off. with a hose. while the other person was causing a distraction. now, the car tank. now, to the big fuel tanks. makes you wonder what the cost is for all the equipment:the
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> topping "the skin" this morning. the fresh prince, back in action. will smith surprised a weekend crowd at the palms hotel in las vegas. making a guest appearance during a set by d.j. jazzy jeff. hearing a special cheer. he got a little more comfortable. >> apparently thought he was in one of the adult clubs in vegas. he busted a few moves. you see him there, riding the pony to jump on it. >> do the pony. do the pony.
♪ ♪ >> what happened there? would have stayed in vegas. except tmz you see on the screen got ahold of the cell phone pictures. he should go in the show, what is it "aussie bums." >> he's still got moves. the guys that they have the show in vegas where they -- they do the striptease there. >> that's right. >> all right. they were begging for him to take his shirt off. he is having a good time at least. here is an incredibly heart warming moment for a very special lucky birthday boy in san jose. >> 8-year-old julian delan, one of justin timberlake's biggest fans. julian is autistic. all he wanted for his birthday, to see his favorite performer in concert. he got his wish and a lot more. j.t. serenaded him with the crowd chiming in. >> you know what, julian, this is for you. everybody, one, two, three.
♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you >> the girl sitting in front of julian there, helped him get timberlake's attention. and julian's eyes. and justin, you rock, man! >> he does. >> so sweet. >> special. special for anyone in the crowd. and him just pointing him out. saying, hey, we are going to sing to you. >> good for him. must have made his world there. pretty awesome. >> next up, the latest shot by the first couple of hip-hop trying to kill the rumors of impending divorce. >> hbo releasing a trailer for beyonce and jay-z on the run tour, featuring queen b serenading her husband. take a look. ♪ i was 5, he was 6, we rode on horses made of sticks ♪ ♪ you wore black and i wore white ♪ ♪ you would always win the fight bang bang you shot me down ♪ >> that song "bang, bang" made infamous by cher and covered by
nancy sinatra. >> will it quash the divorce rumors? we will have to see. meantime, hbo's special, premieres, september 20th. possibly reports out there she may be making some sort of announcement on all these rumors coming up soon. see this is just a big pr play. >> good timing. >> uh-huh. >> up next, some happy baby news on this monday. >> e! news reporting christina aguilera, and her second child. she has a 6-year-old son with ex-husband jordan rathman. yeah, aguilera gave birth on saturday. no word on names. we offer congratulations to the happy couple. >> i didn't know she was pregnant. i didn't know she was pregnant either the a lot of babies going around right now.
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call the number on your screen now. >> the only thing colder than >> the only thing colder than this bucket full of ice cubes is doing nothing to help fight als. oh. make a donation. join me. over to you, reena ninan, tahman bradley, and michelle franzen. get your cubes on. >> ha-ha. i challenge julian williams, my sister, donna, and my mom. >> well done, my friend. well done. awesomely done. of course the ice bucket challenge, you all heard of it. we didn't do it just because we were hot. >> that's right.
all for a very good cause. as the it turns out the ice buckets are working and actually quite well. here's abc's paula faris with more. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the icy dare is simple. douse yourself with a bucket of ice water or pay up to the als association. or, both. thanks to a special rule, it's now spreading like wildfire. now, once you accept the challenge, you have to nominate three more people to take the plunge. our big boss, disney ceo bob iger accepted tim cook's nomination happily, sporting a mickey mouse t-shirt for his drenching. >> not only will i have ice water poured over my fund. sound like sounds like a lot of fun. i will donate to the association and pass it along to three. olivia pope, peter quill, and tony stark. here we go. >> ah. >> reporter: surely, the "scandal" star and marvel superheroes won't be refusing that challenge. a dare that started with a texas d.j. went to keith urban. then tim mcgraw.
who challenged tyler perry. who challenged even the almighty oprah. >> ah! >> reporter: it was "gma's" turn. we got the challenge from. i challenge my "gma" team. our michael strahan. >> ah! >> reporter: along with the "gma" team. i got my fair share of the deluge. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> so awesome. they raised over $10 million because of this wacky craze. here we are, in slow motion. we challenge all of you to do it. we formally challenge, a guest you see regularly on abc "world news now." kind of an extra fourth challenge, the analyst, mr. jack sheehan. see him making random appearance s. >> hopefully see him in the days ahead. >> wonderful way to raise fund. sort of taken off this summer. keep it going. >> keep it going, people. ♪
. making news in america this morning. breaking right now. more unrest in ferguson. clashes with police going well into the night. plus, what we've learned about this morning and about the victim and the officer in the shooting that sparked these protests. on the defense, rick perry opening up on the criminal charges brought against him. what he's saying about the indictment and the prosecutor at the center of the investigation. survival story. a man lost in the mountains for days. what he did with pine needles that led to his rescue. and a new video of robyn williams, sending a cancer patient a message of hope. >> much love to you, baby.